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Guest of Honour RADM Chew Men Leong

Keynote Address
RADM Onofrio Flagiello

DTA 2010 Exclusive
Col (R) Ratan Shrivastava

Captain Jonas Haggren,
RADM Chew Men Leong

Featured Address
Mr Puneet Garkhel

Mr Puneet Garkhel, Thomas Vergis

Naval Technology Round Table


DTA 2010 - Summary of Event
Date: 18th to 21st May 2010
Venue: Singapore Expo


Defence Technology Asia (DTA) 2010
organised by DTC Conferences is part of the DTA Series of conferences which started in 2004. DTA 2010 designed under the theme "Technology - The Force Differentiator" aimed to bring leading Defence Organisations and their domain experts in face to face interactions with regional navies and their decision makers to discuss naval technology innovations and facilitate better understanding of the needs of the Navies in the region.

The Guest-of-Honour for DTA 2010 was RADM Chew Men Leong, Chief of Navy, Republic of Singapore with keynote addresses by RADM Eng Onofrio Flagiello, National Armaments Directorate, Chief of R&T Department, Italian Navy, Dr Francois-Regis Martin-Lauzer, Director of NURC, CAPT Jonas Haggren, Commanding Officer 1st Submarine Flotilla, Swedish Armed Forces.

DTA 2010 was graced by the Ambassador of Italy, His Excellency, Mr Analecto Felicani and the Charge d' Affaires of the Ukraine Embassy,Mr Vsevolod Mytsyk.

Key attendees for DTA 2010 included around 180 delegates from the Republic of Singapore Navy, 80 odd delegates from DSTA, DSO-NL and the Ministry of Defence, Singapore.

DTA 2010 was also attended by Senior Officers leading delegations from regional navies.

Indonesian Navy, the delegation was led by RADM Marsetio - Commander Western Fleet. He was accompanied by First Admiral Iwan Kustiawan, COL Bambang Nargono, COL Indarganto and Leut Panca.

Royal Malaysian Navy, the delegation comprised of CDR Fairul Nizam Bin Md Fadzah and CDR Wan Alias Bin Wan Mamat.

Royal Thai Navy, the delegation was led by Admiral Nibhon Chagsudulya - Deputy Commander in Chief. He was accompanied by Captain Narate Wongtragoon, Deputy Commanding Officer of Flotilla 1, Amphibious Squadron, Royal Thai Fleet.

Vietnam People Navy, the delegation was led by Senior Captain Nguyen Duc Nho, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff. He was accompanied by CAPT Bui Trung Tan - Deputy Head of Foreign Relation Department.

Key sponsors attendees include large delegations from Finmeccanica led by Mr Pietro Bruno, Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Commercial Affairs Dept; WASS led by its Managing Director, Dr Renzo Lunardi; Thales led by Mr Laurent Mayer, Chief Executive Officer, Thales Singapore Pte Ltd & Country Director, Thales; and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems International Pte Ltd (TKMS) led by Mr Jan-Olof Johansson, Group Representative Asia Pacific/Chairman, Kockums and Mr Ola Alfredsson, Chief Executive Officer, Kockums AB.

The first day morning session consisted of an opening address by our Guest of Honour - RADM Chew Men Leong and was followed by keynote addresses by RADM Onofrio Flagiello and CAPT Jonas Haggren. This was followed by DTA 2010 Exclusive - CEO 360 Defence Outlook by COL(R) Ratan Shrivastava, Consultant, Aerospace and Defence, India, Frost and Sullivan who were Knowledge Partners for DTA 2010.

At 1010am of the first day, the DTA 2010 Exhibition was officially opened by our Guest-of-Honour, RADM Chew Men Leong. This year's exhibition was participated by WASS, Eurotorp, MTU, Sea & Land Technology, Hann-Ocean Technology, SAFT, Elettronica, Selex Sistemi Integrati, Curtiss-Wright Controls-Indal Technologies, Ultra Electronics, e-GEOS, Frost and Sullivan and Gates Logistics.

The opening of Exhibition and the Coffee Break was followed by DTA 2010 - MARITIME SECURITY DIALOGUE - co chaired by LTC Chow Ngee Ken Stephen, Group Commander, Maritime Security Task Force Singapore and COL(R) Ratan Shrivastava from Frost and Sullivan. This unique dialogue consisted of papers from e-GEOS on application of Satellite Technology in Maritime Security, SELEX Sistemi Integrati on unique solution to Situational Awareness Protection and SAAB Electronic Defence System presenting a paper on optimum Radar solution for Naval and Coast Guard Mission. The final paper was by NURC on Underwater Automated Identification Systems for deconfliction of Submarine and Surface Assets. This was followed by a lively discussion led by the LTC Chow and COL Ratan.

This session was followed by Lunch during which the delegates got to network in the ambiance of the DTA 2010 Exhibition.

After Lunch, the conference broke up into two tracks - One on Naval Surface and Submarine ASW with an in-depth focus on Emerging Platform Technologies. This session was chaired by Principal Engineer Andy Tay, Deputy Head Naval Logistics (Platform Systems), Naval Logistics Dept, Republic of Singapore Navy. Presentations were made by TKMS, Curtiss-Wright Controls-Indal Technologies, Germanischer Lloyd, Thales and Eurotorp.

The parallel session on Unmanned Vehicles & Systems had special focus on USV Platforms and Technologies; chaired by Mr George Loh, Head (Maritime Systems), Defence Research & Technology Office, Ministry of Defence, Singapore. This session saw presentations by DSO National Laboratories, Italian Ministry of Defence, ST Electronics, NUS Acoustic Research Laboratory and Thales.

A networking Coffee Break followed before the conference carried on with two tracks. One track dealt with Naval Surface Ships with in-depth focus on Advanced Maintenance Strategies chaired by Mr Lam Yen Chin, Deputy Vice President, Germanischer Lloyd AG. Papers were presented by Republic of Singapore Navy, Germanischer Lloyd and MTU Asia.

In parallel, the second session dealt with in-depth analysis of AUV Platforms and Technologies relating to Unmanned Vehicles and Systems. The session was chaired by Mr Goh Ing Nam, Program Manager for Underwater Sensors, DSO National Laboratories and papers were presented by Thales, DSO National Laboratories and SAAB Underwater Systems.

Day one ended with a very successful VIP Cocktail Reception co-sponsored by ECA and Oto Melara for 120 invited delegates and participants at the Equinox, situated on level 69 of the Swissotel, The Stamford. With the spectacular views of Singapore, Malaysia and part of Indonesia, and a well-received singing band performance by POWER of 2, our DTA 2010 guests spent the evening in a social setting catching up with old friends and meeting new members of the international Naval Technology community.The VIP Cocktail was attended by Mr Jean-Jacques Periou, Vice President, Commercial & Marketing, ECA and Mr Luca Lonoce, Asia Ocania Regional Manager, Sales and Marketing, Oto Melara.

Day 2 of DTA 2010 started with a keynote address by Dr Francois-Regis Martin-Lauzer, Director, NATO Undersea Research Centre on Maritime Surveillance and Intervention.

This was followed by a featured address by Mr Puneet Garkhel from Mahindra SSG on Internal Security Awareness of key stakeholders: Role of People and Technology.

Following this, Frost and Sullivan's Consultant on Aeorspace and Defence, Asia Pacific, Mr Julius Yeo delivered the 2nd DTA 2010 Exclusive paper on Asia Pacific Naval Communication Market.

After a brief Coffee Break and Conference Networking Session, DTA 2010 presented the NAVAL TECHNOLOGY ROUNDTABLE - TECHNOLOGY THE FORCE DIFFERENTIATOR session. It was chaired by Mr Raffaele Liberati - Italian national representative in Europe Defence Agency Radio Frequency Committee. The distinguished panellists were RADM Onofrio Flagiello, Dr Francois-Regis Martin-Lauzer, CAPT Jonas Haggren and COL(R) Ratan Shrivastava. After a lively discussion with an international perspective, the delegates went for lunch and networking before resuming the afternoon's conference session.

As in the first day, the conference broke up into two tracks. One track dealt with Naval Surface Ships with an in-depth focus on Weapons. This session was chaired by Mr Lionel Mun Kok Leong, Deputy Head Naval Underwater Warfare Centre, Republic of Singapore Navy. Papers were presented by Eurotorp, WASS, MBDA and Kockums.

The parallel session on Naval Surface Ships had special focus on Platforms and Platform Systems. This was chaired by Dr Lars Grunitz, Senior Manager, Naval Services, Germanischer Lloyd AG. Papers in this session were presented by US Navy, TKMS/Kockums, MTU and Hann-Ocean Group.

After a short Coffee Break, the conference went to its final two tracks. One track was on Naval Surface Ships and Submarine & ASW with special focus on Sensors and Electronics Warfare. This important track was chaired by LTC Teng Haw Kiad, Head, Electronic Warfare Branch, Republic of Singapore Navy. Papers during this session were presented by Elettronica, Thales and Selex Sistemi Integrati Spa.

The parallel session with special focus on Advanced Systems was chaired by Mr Lim Soon Tein, Vice President (Operations), Systems & Engineering Group, ST Electronics Pte Ltd. During this session, papers were presented by WASS, SAFT, Ultra Electronics and Thales.

The conference ended at 5pm and the delegates returned back to their normal duties greatly enriched by these two days of networking and presentations from some of the leading Naval Technology Organisations from around the world.

DTA 2010 saw the participation of about 400 delegates from Singapore, the South East Asian Region and around the world. A total of 23 International and Regional organisations were involved in the two days of conference. During DTA 2010, a total of 46 papers were presented in the three areas of Naval Surface Ships, Unmanned Vehicles and Systems and Submarine and ASW. DTA 2010 brought a special emphasis on Maritime Security Dialogue.


Captain Jonas Haggren, Chang Yang Fa, RADM Chew Men Leong, Thomas Vergis,
RADM Onofrio Flagiello


Keynote Address
Captain Jonas Haggren


RADM Onofrio Flagiello,
RADM Chew Men Leong


DTA 2010 Exhibition opening
RADM Chew Men Leong, Thomas Vergis


Keynote Address
Dr Francois-Regis Martin-Lauzer

Dr Francois-Regis Martin-Lauzer,
Thomas Vergis


Maritime Security Dialogue

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